This Policy applies as between you, the User of this Web Site and Artist Biographies Ltd, (Artbiogs) the owner and provider of this Web Site. This Policy applies to our use of any and all Data collected by us in relation to your use of the Web Site and any Services or Systems therein.
1. Definitions and Interpretation
In this Policy the following terms shall have the following meanings:
“Account” means collectively the personal information and credentials used by Users to access Material and/or any communications System on the Web Site;
“Content” means any text, graphics, images, audio, video, software, data compilations and any other form of information capable of being stored in a computer that appears on or forms part of this Web Site;
“Cookie” means a small text file placed on your computer by Artbiogs when you visit certain parts of this Web Site. This allows us to identify recurring visitors and to analyse their browsing habits within the Web Site. Further details are contained in Clause 9 and Schedule 1 of this Policy;
“Data” means collectively all information that you submit to the Web Site. This includes, but is not limited to, account details and information submitted using any of our Services or Systems;
“Artbiogs” means Artist Biographies Ltd, a Company Registered in England and Wales. Company No. 04555760
“Service” means collectively any online facilities, tools, services or information that Artbiogs makes available through the Web Site either now or in the future;
“System” means any online communications infrastructure that Artbiogs makes available through the Web Site either now or in the future. This includes, but is not limited to, web-based email, message boards, live chat facilities and email links;
“User” / “Users” means any third party that accesses the Web Site and is not employed by Artbiogs and acting in the course of their employment;
“Web Site” means the website that you are currently using (www.artbiogs.co.uk) and any sub-domains of this site unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.
2. Data Collected
2.1 Without limitation, any of the following Data may be collected although in practice only certain elements are usually recorded
2.1.2 contact information specifically your email address
2.1.3 IP address (automatically collected);
2.1.4 web browser type and version (automatically collected);
2.1.5 operating system (automatically collected);
2.1.6 a list of URLS starting with a referring site, your activity on this Web Site, and the site you exit to (automatically collected);
2.1.7 Cookie information (see clause 9 below).
3. Our use of data
3.2 Unless we are obliged or permitted by law to do so, and subject to Clause 4, your Data will not be disclosed to third parties. This does not include our affiliates and/or other companies within our group.
3.3 All personal Data is stored securely in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998.
3.4 Any or all of the above Data may be required by us from time to time in order to provide you with the best possible service and experience when using our Web Site. Specifically, Data may be used by us for the following reasons:
3.4.1 internal record keeping;
3.4.2 improvement of our products / services;
3.4.3 transmission by email of promotional materials that may be of interest to you;
3.4.4 contact for market research purposes which may be done using email, telephone, fax or mail. Such information may be used to customise or update the Web Site.
4. Third Party Web Sites and Services
4.1 Artbiogs may, from time to time, employ the services of other parties for dealing with matters that may include, but are not limited to search engine facilities, advertising and marketing. The providers of such services may have access to certain personal Data provided by Users of this Web Site. Any Data used by such parties is used only to the extent required by them to perform the services that Artbiogs requests. Any use for other purposes is strictly prohibited. Furthermore, any Data that is processed by third parties must be processed within the terms of this Policy and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998
5. Controlling Access to your Data
5.1 Wherever you are required to submit Data, you will be given options to restrict our use of that Data. This may include the following:
5.1.1 use of Data for direct marketing purposes;
5.1.2 sharing Data with third parties.
6. Your Right to Withhold Information
6.1 You may access certain areas of the Web Site without providing any Data at all. However, to use all Services and Systems available on the Web Site you may be required to submit Account information or other Data.
7. Accessing your own Data
7.1 You may access your Account at any time to view or amend the Data. You may need to modify or update your Data if your circumstances change. Additional Data as to your marketing preferences may also be stored and you may change this at any time.
7.2 You have the right to ask for a copy of your personal Data on payment of a small fee.
8.1 Data security is of great importance to Artbiogs and to protect your Data we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure Data collected online.
9. Cookies and our use of them
When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, your computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally. These pieces of information are used to improve services for you.
There are two types of cookie you may encounter when using this site :
Third party cookies: these are cookies found in other companies’ internet tools which we are using to enhance our site. This includes the Google Analytics cookie which we use to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
10. Changes to this Policy